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20% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is time for a huge update! Huge!

This weekend, I was, as my mother called it, beating myself up for not experiencing the massive weight loss that I had expected at almost a month out. I can’t believe that it has been a month (February 13th is the date,) and I’m really excited. You can expect time to fly by like that, barring any complications, because you’re just trying to live your life and get back to “normal” within the constraints of your bariatric limitations.

So that no one thinks that this has just been a cakewalk for me, especially if you’ve experience some of the shittier side effects, I will say that Superbowl Sunday sucked! Yes, my team won, (GO SEAHAWKS!) but I made the MISTAKE of trying some guacamole and French onion dip that had me sick to death through the night. I also drank some homemade lemonade and I am thinking that the acidity of the lemonade and the guac is what did it to me. NEVER again. Seriously, never again. Okay well…maybe again...just not soon.

So, I have been able to eat, successfully, BREAD, chicken (wings) chewed ALL THE WAY UP, tomatoes, spinach, stewed pork, turkey breast, cheese (I’m lactose intolerant, but this is a sacrifice I’m willing to make,) bacon, lettuce… Basically, eating normal, but in small portions. I had a BLT for lunch and asked that it be cut in fourths. I ate ½ of the sandwich, and stopped there. Delicious, by the way, and there was about 5.5 g protein in that half sandwich.

But, on to the huge part of the update. I started at 267.40 the day of surgery and I am now 250.00. It might be only 17.4 lbs, but that is huge. I don’t get discouraged by slow progress because progress is much slower and gratification is a lot harder to come by without surgery. Bear in mind that, without surgery, those of us with 100+ lbs to lose will not keep it off successfully. I logged on to Facebook today to see that Extreme Weight Loss is about to have a casting call in my city and I’m going to go. I want to lose the weight, but I want to be on TV as well. I haven’t done enough in life to highlight my other talents (writing is only one of them,) and I think my weight, specifically, has held me back. I want my 15 minutes. I wonder if they’ll let me on after gastric.

At 250/267.4, I have lost 20% of my excess body weight! Actually, it’s 20% of the body weight that I wanted to lose. HOLY CRAP! What a milestone!


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